This is something that's haunted me off and on throughout my entire life, and I'm looking to get to get at the heart (and sole) of it. I don't know what the exact issue is, so I'll provide as much detail as I can in hopes someone may pick up some sort of symptoms, but before that, here's what alerted me to the issue to begin with:
For as long as I can remember, I've had people commenting on the way I walk. It's not a common occurrence or obvious issue, but it has been consistent enough to worry me. The earliest instance I remember was when I was around 6 years old playing in the front yard, my mom told me not to walk "like that" or I'll have problems when I get older (or something along those lines). I had no clue what she meant, because I didn't feel like I was walking any differently than normal. Middle school and high school it really started getting bad - I remember my P.E. coach asking me if I had a limp at one point after jogging around the track all period (I didn't), and several classmates commenting on it over the course of a few years. After high school, I didn't hear much anything again until my cousin and I were hanging out drinking one night. Being a little more forward than usual, he mentioned seeing me "walk funny" a few times and that it wasn't all the time, and it wasn't pronounced enough for him to have commented on it/tell what the problem was. I let it go for the time being and have since started doing some research.
As for the details of my standing/walking positions - when I stand, my feet form a bit of a V. Whether this is normal or not I don't know, but if I straighten them so my toes point directly forward parallel to each other, my knees end up pointing inward, like this: ^ It's not comfortable at all. When I'm walking or running, it often feels like my feet are swaying a bit while in the air (almost a side to side motion), and I feel a lot of the pressure on the outer edges of my feet, focused more towards in the center/heel than the near the toes. If there's any more info I could give that I may have left out, feel free to ask. I realize this is a pretty vague description, and yes I would like to see a professional podiatrist eventually, but I don't currently have the means to do so (job hunting at the moment). Any possibilities you guys could give me to research would be appreciated.